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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hope in times of trouble...

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -- Matthew 6:34

Each day has troubles...that is no lie. Sometimes the troubles are so great that we think they will break us, certainly break our hearts. Unimaginable troubles...we never saw coming, hit us with such force, we are knocked down. We look up, searching for help, but we feel weighted down where we are. There seems to be no hope of relief from this heartbreaking trouble. We cast our eyes back down to where we are, unable to fix the pain in our hearts.

God knows we will have troubled times such as these. God sees us when we are knocked down and will bring relief. All we need do is cry out to him.

"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." -- 1 Peter 5:7

So, I cry out to God, "Help me! Heal my broken heart." Is it that simple?

All it takes it trust and faith...even just a little bit of trust and faith. God will build upon it.

"Trust in your Redeemer's strength...exercise what faith you have, and by and by, He shall rise upon you with healing beneath His wings. Go from faith to faith and you shall receive blessing upon blessing." -- Charles H. Spurgeon

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding." -- Proverbs 3:5

We can make no sense of these troubles...when all we feel is the hurt and loss, it is hard to see the point or understand anything that is happening to us. God knows that and yearns for us just to trust him. We may never understand the trouble, or the pain, but he will bring us THROUGH it.

"Jesus Christ is no security against storms, but he is perfect security IN storms. He has never promised you an easy passage, only a safe landing." -- L. B. Cowman

Are you hurting today? Is there trouble in your life and in your heart that knocks you down, fills you with worry and steals your hope? Cry out to God. Lean on Jesus. Trust in your Redeemer to get your through the storm. You may have pain for a time, but trust that joy will come back!

Father God,
I know that troubles and storms are raging through the hearts of many today. I pray that everyone who is struggling today will find even a little bit of faith and latch on to it...allow that faith to grow into trust, trust in your forgiving and healing love that will get them through the storms. Bring them comfort, peace and hope of a better tomorrow. In your name I pray. Amen.

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